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Dec 30, 2012 11:00pm EST
republicans likely insisting more spending cuts be included. >>> budget cuts are at the department of defense also in the cross hairs, raising new concerns about national security. fox's peter doocy looks at what it could mean. >> reporter: senator lindsey graham told me this morning his phone rang saturday night and was the defense secretary calling saying he was told the bill to avoid the fiscal cliff will not avoid anything for sequestration. so he'll need to write 800 layoff notices to contractors. >> if the president doesn't deal with this, he's a lousy commander-in-chief. if there's a deal done that doesn't set aside the defense cuts, we've already cut out of the it was department, then i'm disappointed in the president as commander-in-chief and the republican party for allowing this possible a party. >> reporter: sequestration is designed to be painful. it was imposed by congress on itself when the super committee didn't work it out. president obama said today the cuts can be offset by raising taxes on the rich. >> we have raised revenue by the wealthy paying a little bit more, then that wo
Dec 10, 2012 7:00am EST
at the contract situation. there is a system with the defense department and contractors. there is a lot of waste going on in purchasing. the defense department succeeds all other areas of government. everybody supports our defense. i believe are most important national interest is our own people and putting the funding into rebuilding the urban areas of the united states and bringing poor people up to a standard of living where they can get by. we spent over $300 billion on and afghanistan. guest: the caller is correct when he talks about china. they are just barely beginning to use aircraft carriers and things like this. they are much more focused at home. it is of concern a rise in china but not at the level of the united states. that is a concern. it is a time for real debate in this country about where we go. it is time to relook at our national priorities. everybody thinks the pentagon is on the table. host: that is why we are focusing on this this morning, focusing in on the pentagon and sequestration. that call it put the figure of the wars at $300 billion. gher.: i think it is hir it pro
Dec 5, 2012 3:00am PST
and move to a little bit different level. the department of defense is very comprehensively represented here at fleet week this year, more so than ever before. we have a representative from the assistant secretary of defense for homeland defense and american security affairs in the audience and they were here in august when we did our exercise with the city. fema is well represented and we have several defense coordinating officers here over the past couple of days. certainly the california national guard is represented heavily here. obviously they are going to be the first guys to respond to a disaster and they have several interesting roles not only from a state perspective but as they get federalized or with the dual status commander managing federal response and federal authorities of military authorities flowing in. and most significantly, we're represented today with the commander of northern command, general jackoby. as you know, defense report to civil authorities is not a primary mission area for the department of defense. we have codified it in policy over the year
Dec 1, 2012 2:15pm EST
. the pentagon in the department of defense and the only department not subject to audit, that doesn't mean they fail the awe cut or look at all the things they found. they're not subject to audit. what we've been finding figuring out is piece by piece is that for example, since 9/11 in the nine years after 9/11, the pentagon budget went up. the increase in the pentagon budget was $2 trillion. $1 trillion went to the war, the other trillion nobody knows where it went to because the air force has been scaled back, the navy has been scaled back, the army increased margely, but it it's budget was vastly increased. where did the money go? and i think this is a crisis that we're enduring that is going have to require both liberals and conservative to rethink re-examine some of the sacred cows and say we can't afford to say this is off the table for cuts. that's off the table for cuts. nothing is off the table but particularly the waste going on. but also it's not just that they have thrown a lot of money out the window. it's the way they do it. there are two techniques they use to sort of g
Dec 10, 2012 5:00pm EST
department of defense, some from the department of homeland security, department of energy. it's not saying that all of these things are working together but there is a way that there could be more of a concerted action that could be given to this. we need to look at these things not just in the terms of what the u.s. government could do and the government to government. it's how you build the nonproliferation norms in the society themselves. >> i'm going to ask a direct question because the non-proliferation i get that, it makes sense. we always on the government work better and be better coordinated but here's a direct question if anybody else knows the answer please, speegap. how much does the government spend annually? fighting, nonproliferation in the middle east, let's back up again. this is the sum of all fears, this is the middle east. it went through five or six examples when the post war period we've already seen the government in the attacks and thousands of people killed i don't think anybody in this room needs a lesson on the kind of regime and the kind of terrorist orga
Dec 27, 2012 11:00am PST
information thats available through the department of defense, as far as on the websites. for families as far as to go to as well, there's military one source, as far as programs. so, families need to get prepared before the deployment happens. get their wills in order, medical power of attorneys, who's going to pay the bills while they're gone, those types of things. if i rent a home or a mortgage. if i'm single, who's going to be taking care of all of that while i'm gone. then once the service member forward deploys, then the families also need support. no only as far as, who the military, but from their communities as well, as kathryn had mentioned before, i mean, we do live out in the communities. in fact, 85 percent, um, of our families actually attend public schools, and 65 percent actually live out into the communities. and so, where our neighbor, we are your neighbor. um, and so, therefore, that we need support from the communities as well. and if i'm not near a military instillation, so, therefore, i don't have those types of services, then it is even more important to make sure
Dec 29, 2012 5:30am PST
department of defense and even fema having roles to play in that. bob fenton, the assistant chief of fema, used to be the division chief in division 9. he is no stranger to this area, born and raised here, this is his home and so he does have a care and an interest in this community and beyond. and so with that it is hard to fill being his replacement at the regional level because not only to fill his shoes all the great work he did in this region, but also because when you see the size difference, it's a little hard to fit in there. but this this i want to introduce bob fenton, the response head for fema coming in from dc to help support this and moderate the panel. thank you. (applause). >> well, appreciate it. appreciate the opportunity to be back with friends and back in san francisco. and i appreciate the opportunity to be your lunch speaker. as i always say, lunch is one of may five most important meals of the day so thank you for that. let me introduce my panelists. here to my left, we have a great group here to talk about stories from the field with regard to fire and 10 year
Dec 10, 2012 8:00pm EST
10% fewer resources. in terms of the operations of the forces, the mob and the defense department have agreed the definition of what gets sequestered is a very broad to choose to put money against the problems that we are fighting and to cut the grass at fort belvoir last often. there is a fair amount of flexibility. if sequester happens, mob will apportion money at the rate they are still spending now. they are rolling the dice. right now, keep spending at the rates that you are. host: the pentagon has already gone through cuts. guest: they haven't had any cuts yet. the money that leon panetta said has been cut has been cut from projected budget growth. the money is flat with inflation. it is a cut in the projections the services would like to have had. the point of sequester -- we are still looking at a defense drawdown. the drawdown will happen whether there is a sequester or not and it will involve real cuts. congress has cut the defense budget in real dollars over the previous year. that is really happening. that is the trend that we're on. about 30% from peak year over 10 years. we're any drawdown because the
Dec 30, 2012 6:00pm EST
president in partnership with the department of development, the millennium challenge program and the department of defense to develop guidelines and for other purposesful the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman from florida, ms. ros-lehtinen, and the gentleman will each control 20 minutes. ms. ros-lehtinen: i ask that all members have five days to revise and extend their remarks and include extraneous material on the bill. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentlelady is recognized. ms. ros-lehtinen: i rise in strong 130r9 of h.r. 3159, introduced by my good friend from texas, judge poe this bill stands for the simple proposition that consistent evaluation and transparency will improve the effectiveness of u.s. developmental assistance around the world. h.r. 3159 will require the president to establish guidelines for measurable goals for monetary -- monitoring and evaluation plans that can be applied with reasonable consistency to all overseas development assistance. i urge my colleagues to support h.r. 3159 and i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady reserves
Dec 27, 2012 11:30am PST
, veterans, and their families. and so the department of health and human services, as a partner, basically, with the va and with the department of defense pledges to do whatever it can to support the psychological health of this population. so, samhsa has taken on the military service members, veterans, and their families as an initiative to focus specifically on the behavioral health issues for this population. and to insure that any individual who needs it has access to appropriate behavioral health services. and those services are what are considered to be evidenced-based practices that are focused on recovery. that includes the center for trauma? that is correct. and we have, we have a variety of resources with-in samhsa, we have a trauma initiative, we have, um, the center for trauma-informed care, we have, um, a focus on a, making sure that what we call recovery-oriented services are available through our community providers and through the states. so, samhsa is not, um, getting in the way either va or dod doing their appropriate mission. but we are partners with them in the sense that both state authorities and behavioral health and comm
Dec 23, 2012 9:30am EST
council urges the department of defense not to repeat the mistakes made in the early '90s when cut were made across the board and the work force was disproportionately impacted. he urges the cuts should now be more strategic. the story on how it is having a negative impact on the profit of vendors selling to the fed's. therefore, it should be no surprise when you see the results of another survey put out by mamarket connections which shows how government contractors arare seekingevenue opportunities oututside the federal government.. >> we havepent recent weeks looking for a holiday g gift from capitol hill. automatic spending cuts due to kick in in a matter of days but we do not have a bomb of coal to shshow for these talks. two of our favorites -- professor peter momorici from the univsity of maryland and jo boak reporter from "the fisc times." i of always been a big believer in capital hill. i used to work ere. i think there are good people trying to do o good things but there is harard to find much good coming o out of f capitol hill these days. whato you make of everythingng fallin
Dec 22, 2012 5:00am PST
obscured the central question is hagel an ideal candidate to lead the department of defense and where is the department of defense going in the future. joining me is glenn greenwald, and we have the former senior adviser to the united nations tour on executions. spencer ackerman, the national security blog for the danger room and elise jordan who worked under condoleezza rice. i will admit, i did not realize chuck hagel was a polarizing figure until this whole thing went down. were you surprised by the reaction to hagel? >> in jewish day school we are taught that chuck hagel will come and drink our blood. so i guess it is not surprising, but the manufactured outrage of this has been just disgusting to see. you saw in a clip that you played, the audio clip, the very next thing he says discusses the contradictory and the counterproductive elements that advocates for israel often engage in, that seems they are now demonstrating right now. that hagel talks about the interest of israel. >> i think there's a strain in washington of people who have actually fought wars unlike the people of the
Dec 13, 2012 10:00am EST
fiscal year 2013 for military activities of the department of defense, for military construction, and for defense activities of the department of energy to prescribe military personnel strengths for such fiscal year, and for other purposes. . the speaker pro tempore: without objection, so ordered. without objection, the motion to reconsider is laid on the table. for what purpose does the gentlelady from california seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, i rise to instruct the motion conferees, the national defense authorization for fiscal year 2013, to accept the senate language that requires the plan for promoting the security of afghan women and girls during the security transition process. the speaker pro tempore: the clerk will report the motion. the clerk: motion to instruct conferees offered by mrs. davis of california. mrs. davis of california moves that the managers on the part of the house at the conference on the disagreeing votes of the two houses on the senate amendment to the bill h.r. 4310 be instructed to agree to section 1249 of the senate amendment relating to a plan f
Dec 5, 2012 12:00am PST
up the department of defense bill or in the case of my bringing jobs home act, which is so important for shipping jobs overseas, we had 57 votes but we couldn't get 60 to stop a filibuster and they haven't to stand on the floor and talk so nobody knew who it was from block us to closing loopholes to bring jobs home. this is common sense. >> so senator, what's your response to mitch mcconnell what he says the filibuster reform is an effort to marginalize the minority party? >> it's crazy. he has been marginalizing the majority party. the last six years, there were 386 filibusters. in the six years that lyndon johnson was the majority leader at that time, there was one. one. because it was only used in the most extraordinary of circumstances. now they do it on everything. everything. even a department of defense bill that ended up passing today 98-0. they still slow walked it every step of the way. >> so does john mccain help you? i mean does his comments give credence to the reform that you're having on this debate? >> well, certainly it does help us. i think senator rand's behavior a
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Dec 22, 2012 9:00pm PST
okayed by and acted on by the secretary of defense which was not given which is the only reason that the department of defense special forces et cetera were not on the ground to save some lives by the end of that fight. >> judge jeanine: all right, mike baker. you were ciaop. we hear about delta force and delta force, of course, being the best trained team to extract diplomats under fire. they are halfway around the world in ft. bragg, north carolina. what are they doing there on the anniversary of 9/11? >> that is a whole another issue. they don't have remix to address in the accountability review board. what they did is basically made a statement of the obvious about all of the failures that led up to this point. i think some of the salient issues have yet to be addressed which is what you are talking about now and it is so important. where was the responsed a and the mill tare arery assets. i agree it was inexcusable that nothing was attempted. again, are whether lives could have been saved, it is is speculation, there is no other way to put it but you try. they did have sufficient opportunity to a
Dec 19, 2012 8:00pm EST
department of defense initiative. let us not forget department of state. the role they prefer around the world is important to america's defense and assess important as anything else in terms of avoiding war and conflict in the future. but we learned in benghazi is we can't go with inadequate resources and inadequate preparation. congress is going to face a new challenge and i hope it includes making certain america's strong not only to the department of defense, department of state as well. last point if anyone who thought that an internal investigation and accountability review board will cost over what happened in benghazi needs to take a look at this report. ambassador pickering is one of our best. admirable it is also one of her best. the two of them have been extraordinary, candid and frank on a show that analyzing a delicate and tragic situation. [inaudible] >> yes. that was brought up several times. it was the conclusion of the accountability review board that there was no willful misconduct, which is the standard used to judge any breach in the department of state, but it is also clear there was a failure when it came to
Dec 23, 2012 8:00am EST
secretary of defense, we prepared in the department of defense a plan for a nuclear arsenal of 1,000 nuclear weapons ready nuclear weapons. for us and the soviets. and wanted to submit it to the strategic arms limitation talks but the soviets rejected it out of hand before it was made. so 1,000 would have been good then. it's good now. and maybe even we could go down below that. although there are now other countries with weapons in the hundreds aside from the u.s. and russia. and they would have to be included which is a complication. >> i want to take you to the question of strategy and strategy formulation. there are those who say that the united states has lost its ability to think and to act strategically if you look at for example our involvement in iraq, there are those who say that was strategically unwise and became something that was negative to the united states' broad interests. if you look at where we are now closing in on a fiscal cliff or fiscal crises of our own making that could then become obviously problematic for america's borrowing capabilities and economic healt
Dec 27, 2012 8:00am PST
over the department of defense. i would like to see a formerly anti-gay republican sitting in the secretary of defense getting rid of don't ask don't tell. i would like to hold his feet to the fire so that we can show the republican party can't evolve on this issue and you don't have to be a crazy white wing conservative who stands by these ideas. >> real quickly, though, i have a couple questions left. if not hagel, then who for defense? >> you know, i don't know. they have plenty of great people sitting over there. maybe plenty of the under secretaries. i pay zero attention to the department of defense. but it will be someone who has a lot on their play with don't ask don't tell, afghanistan for 2013. >> jimmy, great to see you. alex is coming your way next. what's coming up? >> thanks, thomas. we have the latest on how the fiscal deal could get done and why house republicans could think their best bet is to take their ball and get home. we will walk the cliff. tom ronafaruhar and ben white. plus, one man could hold the key to a successful second term for president barack obama.
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Dec 30, 2012 10:00pm PST
since it happened. we haven't answered why the department of defense hasn't reacted one is the ambassador. people were supposed to have been fired are on leave. that is part of the contract, i get it. we had the president after five days we only knew what susan rice says. that's not believable>> you said that is part of the contract i get it. if they resign they are out the door. >> it is not automatic it will happen the day of. the problem with the state department is a people problem. it is people through out the chain of command that need to be obtained for what didn't happen before september 11th and what didn't happen on september 11th. >> the president goes on national television and says they have been held accountable. past tense. meanwhile the only person in jail is the guy who made the video. >> it is unusual when there's this much attention in washington where people aren't held accountable. at the state department there is not a problem. foreign service which all of these four member who's should have been fired are a member of and they really dominate the state dep
Dec 5, 2012 4:00pm EST
moves. >> that's right. staff sergeant jennifer hunt is suing the department of defense, as the civil affairs specialist in the army affairs. hunt has deployed to iraq and afghanistan, even earned a purple heart. hunt says the policy bang women from direct ground missions is illegal. the department of defense says more than 14,000 jobs previously closed. two women have opened up to them this year. denise? >> all right. thank you, kai. hunt says this lawsuit isn't calling for a certain number of combat positions to be open to women. but instead to give women an equal opportunity to compete for the jobs. >>> in wjz's healthwatch, a new study could change the standard of care in breast cancer treatment. new research suggests women should take tamoxifen for 10 years. twice as long as the current five-year recommendation. researchers at the university of oxford found breast cancer patients who took the drug longer, were less likely to die, and less likely to have their cancer come back. >>> well, a former student at frostburg state university pleads guilty to second-degree murder in
Dec 8, 2012 10:00am EST
country, and in particular the blessings that we have to be members of the department of defense family. someone asked me the other day, kind of, you know, reflecting on the job of secretary of defense what's the toughest part of this job and what's the most memorable part of this job? and for me, it comes down to the men and women who serve this country in uniform. the toughest part of this job is to have to take the time to write notes to the families of those who have lost loved ones in war. and it's tough because as the father of three sons, recognizing the pain that that family must feel at the loss of a loved one is something that leaves a deep impact on me. and the ability to kind of take the time to write a few words of comfort, and there are no words that you can find that can do justice to the pain that's involved here. but for each one, i try to write a note that not only expresses, obviously, my sorrow, but also says that their loved one loved them, loved their family, loved this country, and gave their life for all they loved. and that makes them an american hero forever. t
Dec 5, 2012 5:00pm EST
in mali and how the u.s. department of fit swoose this situation. the department of defense is concerned about instability in mali and is working closely with our interagency partners to strengthen efforts at countering aqim and affiliates as well as supporting maliian efforts to restore territorial sovereignty. our approach is to support mali's neighbors, to isolate the terrorist threat and to enable ecowas and others to degrade aqim while working to enhance maliian sovereignty. this is consistent with the appropriations act which prescribes certain assistance to the government of any country whose duly elected government is edeposed as a result of a coup. slult the coup, d.o.d. has ceased working with the maliian military. there's an ongoing rebellion that's the fourth rebellion since mali gained their independence. the flow of arms from other countries has made it hard for the country to respond. ecowas has brokered and agreement with the parties to establish an interim government but captain sunogo continues to influence decision making in mali. northern mali has become a s
Dec 4, 2012 4:00pm PST
outside world do to secure these weapons? >> this is a corn its nest. the department of defense estimates it will take 75,000 u.s. troops to secure on the ground these arsenals. we're not going to put those in. your only chance is to work with the rebel forces and/or have been doing that. given the assets they need to secure the site and bring troops in to remove them. even that is tricky business. >> do you think the national community is inching closer toward some sort of military intervention? >> i think they are. the substantial increase in their armaments and public recognition of the rebel force and if he should cross this line, no question about a direct military intervention. >> thank you for coming in. american politicians have for weeks in which to come to a deal to stop the country falling back into recession. so far, this sides are not very promising. republicans and democrats will have to cut spending by general 1 or face automatic triggers that would cause economic pain here and around the world. the international markets are watching these negotiations very carefully. the s
Dec 8, 2012 9:00pm EST
with the department of defense to bring a events like this throughout the year and concerts' throughout the summer. this memorial is a very sacred place. where we come to visit, to remember, to reflect, and commemorate the defining moments of world war ii. and to honor those who served both on the battlefront and on the home front. and the families left behind. this memorial honors the more than 16 million men and women who served in our armed forces during world war ii. more than 400,000 of those men and women never returned home. and the additional millions that supported the war efforts from america's arsenal of democracy on this home front. the world war ii fought the most destructive war in history. they thought that war against great odds. not only did they fight and win that war and save this nation, but they literally saved the world. this nation will never forget our world war ii veterans, all of our veterans and their families and especially those who gave all their tomorrows. as the 18 or 19-year old, all of pur tomorrow's is a high rice to play so we can live in beautiful am
Dec 11, 2012 6:00am PST
. >> the u.s. department of defense has released its latest report on the on going battle with taliban in afghanistan. progress has been made, but much remains to be done. pressing issue, how to best train afghan forces to maintain security. the report released to the u.s. congress on monday. a key claim is that 76% of the country's population lives in areas where afghan police and troops maintain the leading role in security. it also states that attacks by the taliban rose by 1% for the period of april to september, known as the afghan fighting season. the pentagon says increased violence centered on rural areas and security in cities dramatically improved during the same period. since the start of the year, attacks fell 22% in kabul, 62% in kandahar, and 88% in mazhar-i-sharif. compares with 211. critical concerns are also detailed in the report. international forces have been training afghan security forces for years, but the report says very few afghan units are fully dependent from international counterparts when carrying out operations. another issue are so-called insider attacks by
Dec 7, 2012 9:00am EST
. >> thank you, administrator. amanda dory from the department of defense. >> ranking member isaacson, i add my thanks for the opportunity to speak of the overlapping challenges and mali and the region this morning and how the department of defense fits into the broad picture of how the u.s. government is addressing the situation. the department of defense is extremely concerned about instability in mali and is working closely with our interagency partners to strengthen efforts countering aqim and affiliates as well as supporting malian efforts to restore its territorial sovereignty. our purchased to support the neighbors to isolate the terrorist threat and enable others to degrade aqim while working to restore malian sovereignty. this approach is consistent with section 7,003 of the fiscal 12th state appropriations act, which prescribes certain assistance to the government of any country who is duly elected government is deposed by a military coup. as a result of the coup in mali, they seized the capacity building efforts with the malian military. since january, 2012, number
Dec 31, 2012 12:00pm EST
an impact on our defense department but that also have an impact on things like head start. there are some programs that are scheduled to be cut. we are using an ax instead of a scalpel. it may not always be the smartest cuts. that is a piece of business that still has to be taken care of. i want to make clear that any agreement we have to deal with these automatic spending cuts, those also have to be balanced. my principle has always been to do things in a balanced, responsible way and that means revenues as to be part of the equation in turning off the sequestered. as well as spending cuts. my principle has alwaysthe samee deficit agreement. we will have to do more to reduce our debt and deficit. i am willing to do more but it will have to be balanced. we will have to do it in a responsible way. i am willing to reduce our government's medicare bills by finding new ways to reduce the costs of health care in this country. that is something which all agree on. we want to make sure that medicare is there for future generations but the current trajectory of health care costs is going up so high that we have to find ways to make sure that it is sustainable. that
Dec 30, 2012 7:00pm PST
department of defense to start a crash program to help veterans and civilians by creating an artificial arm and hand that are amazingly human. but that's not the breakthrough. we don't use that word very often, because it's overused. but when you see how they have connected this robotic limb to a human brain, you'll understand why we made the exception. to take this ultimate step, they had to find a person willing to have brain surgery to explore new frontiers of what it is to be human. that person would have to be an explorer with desperate need, remarkable courage, and maybe most of all, a mind that is game. the person they chose is jan scheuermann, a pittsburgh mother of two and writer, with a mind nimble enough to match wits on the "wheel of fortune" in 1995. >> jan scheuermann: i'm going to solve the puzzle. "too cute for words." >> yes! ( cheers and applause ) >> pelley: when her mind triumphed, her brain sent signals of delight to every muscle in her body. but a year after this moment, those brain signals were being cut off. >> scheuermann: one day, i had trouble in th
Dec 15, 2012 1:00am PST
of specific to the department of public works to show our piece, but then more broadly to the city that we can bring to the incident and share, regardless of who's there, what part of the department of defense or other entities that are out there that can come to the table and hit the ground running as a result of that tool. that was my biggest take away and that's my main recommendation to my boss. >> i was fortunate, my boss was there. so i think we both shared the concept that interoperatability is the key. we need to continue to work to ensure that we have interoperatability with the federal, state and local governments and next year i think we'll take this exercise to another level. i'm not sure what that's going to be, but between now and then we will be working to ensure it's successful. >> i told my boss that based on all the planning we did, the training we did, the exercise specifically functional exercise specifically, we're far better prepared to respond than we were 6 months ago. i think we were prepared then but as a result of all those efforts we're that much more ready. three things i broke down in my aar, planning, the office of emergency management, there's something like 19
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